My girl’s growing up!  Here are some of our top picks for girls this year!

Hot on the trail of the feather hair trend, we’re loving the Barbie Designable Hair Extensions Doll.  Using the free design website, girls can create their very own personalized hair extensions printable on any inkjet printer.  For a suggested retail price of $31.99 Ages 6+, it comes with a Barbie doll and 16 sheets of printable hair extensions and 5 hair clips.  Additional printable hair extensions are available for purchase separately.

We love love love the Discovery Kids Princess Play Castle.  At only $33.99,  its a great value.  It pops up in seconds and provides hours and hours of play.  During downtime, it makes a great hideaway for my little girl.  She can often be found with her favorite snuggly and hunkering down with a book any time of day.

For the artist, we’re loving the Seedling Create Your Own Designer Doll Kit which lets your little girl design their very own doll ($40 + Free Shipping – available at and comes in Super Hero Craft kit as well for your boy). Inspire your little one to get creative with this imagination-inspiring make-your-own doll kit! Complete with a cotton doll, embroidery thread, assorted fabrics, and more, this DIY kit makes for the perfect rainy day activity and a unique gift for any occasion.

Babycakes Cupcake Maker is perfect for that budding chef!  I love gifts that can really engage.  Making cupcakes in under 8 minutes, it makes for some fun family time whether it is a rainy day activity or something to do during the upcoming winter break!  The hours you can clock decorating those mini cupcakes!

A gift that can last all year is a subscription to Disney Princess Magazine!  Who doesn’t love to receive mail?!  Disney Princess Magazine is an early-learning magazine which brings together Disney favorites such as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Belle from Beauty & the Beast, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine from Aladdin, and Pochahantas. Each issue of Disney Princess Magazine is full of magical stories, a collectible poster, a Princess project, and a pull-out workbook full of fun activities. Great for any princess, aged 4 and up, she will receive 8 issues in total!  For the boys, check out Pixar Cars Magazine filled with all your favorite Cars characters! or Disney Junior Magazine, made just for your preschooler! You will get magical storytelling from Mickey and friends as well as Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Handy Mandy. Available at:

Are your girls ready for a more grown up doll?  Madame Alexander’s 18″ Favorite Friends Play doll fits the bill!  Known for the fine craftsmanship, these dolls are dressed in the latest looks.  They are soft and huggable with bright sparkling open and close eyes.  All Favorite Friends outfits and accessories are removable and fit most other 18″ dolls and vice versa, making this a most welcomed gift for any little girl!

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